As we delve into a new season filled with changing leaves, pumpkin spice, cooler weather, and the unofficial start to the holiday season, we should outfit our home to match. One of the most exciting things about being a homeowner is decorating your home for the holiday, or season, at hand. As we embark on all the changes that come with fall, our homes should be a beautiful autumn-styled extension of who we are. Add little touches here and there to make your home pop this autumn.
Create a grand entrance
One of the most impactful, and easiest, ways to decorate our home for fall is to outfit the exterior. Whether you’re expecting more guests or looking to give those passing by your home a glint of the magic of the season, starting on the outside is the way to go. Choose a wreath or door hanging that uses fall-themed colors. Rustic elements and pops of orange, red, and yellow hues are the best options. Add some hay bales, decorative pumpkins, and mums to spice up your front steps. If you are planning on being the go-to spot for trick-or-treaters include fun lights or Halloween décor to excite the little ones. Halloween décor can be pulled out once the holiday passes and replaced with some Thanksgiving-themed items.
Add pops of plaid
Plaid is the unofficial pattern for fall, right? Add touches, outside of your wardrobe, to your fall décor. Buffalo plaid, white and black checkered, is the go-to pop to add between your reds, oranges and yellows. Consider adding plaid placemats or centerpieces to your Thanksgiving table, or an easy runner to your dining table for the entirety of the season. Add pops throughout your living and guest rooms with throw pillows or blankets.
Warm up the feels indoors
Nothing says falls like cozy interior touches. Now is the time to pull out the extra throw blankets for the sofa. If you have an interior fireplace consider decorating the mantle in a subtle, but eye-catching fall theme. Fall scented candles add an extra bit of ambiance to a cozy space by transporting us back to our best memories of fall. Consider scents like warm apple pie or spiced pumpkin to add to your living room table, for both the scent and color palette. Don’t forget to add fall flowers in rustic vases throughout your home to pull the outdoors in.
Add fall flair to your interior wall décor
Seasonal changes should be transitional pieces that speak to the particular holiday or season at hand without requiring a full interior makeover. When changing up your décor for the season, don’t forget the wall hangings. Add rustic touches to staple year-around wall pieces to accentuate your current décor while also adding a pop of holiday flair. Consider changing out your focal piece in key rooms to match the season and rotating them throughout the year.
Fire up the outdoor sitting area
With a change of season comes a change in the weather. While the temperatures are dropping don’t feel like you need to lose your outdoor space. Cozy up outdoors by changing out your outdoor set-up. Opt for throw pillows and blankets for your outdoor furniture. Add in a few heat lamps throughout your outdoor space along with a fire pit, gas or wood, in the center of your seating area. This added feature can add fun to your fall activities, including s’mores making and wine nights by the fire. Add in some string lights throughout your backyard oasis to set the mood and light up the dark nights. Pull in pops of fall by including some fall décor in the backyard deck or porch. Jack-o-lanterns don’t just have to outfit the front porch.
A new season brings about a sense of renewal for us. Carry that same sentiment and approach into your home. Enhance your interior and exterior to fit the mood of the season. The seasonal touches will bring forth a sense of change and refresh in your home that you will look forward to for seasons to come.